14.10.09








Otto still wants me to read for him at bedtime.
I enjoy it too. But I´m trying to get him to read more to him self.
He do it with resistance. Have to encourage him more.

(The other photo goes kind of well with the other, thats why it´s there.)


New post today on the Design*Sponge guest blog.

I do enjoy Alexandras Tumblr. Thanks for the tip Andy.




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40 comments:

Veja cecilia said...

varje gång jag ser den där tapeten blir jag verkligen sjuk. undrar om den finns att köpa?! mysigt med kvällsläsandet, jag längtar efter att få läsa kapitelböcker!

Fine Little Day said...

Cecilia, vi har började precis med Narniaserien. Ska bli kul att läsa dem igen!

la casita de wendy said...

i love the cowboys wallpaper...where did you buy it?
thanks*_*

Fine Little Day said...

la casita de wendy, the wallpaper is from Kath Kidstone.

alice said...

ooh, the wallpaper & the cloudy pillow. :)

dorit said...

yes they go perfectly together, your two pictures, and yes, isn't it nice when boys continue to like their mom's reading, and yes we as mothers need to encourage them to read :):) Love this post, and the colours and the patterns.

Sundari said...

I always liked my mum reading books to me cause it felt like we were experiencing the pictures together. But I liked reading by myself cause I could take as long as I liked on one page.

Kelsey B. said...

It is so cute! I love his wallpaper. I also enjoy reading with my daughter and will be sad when we don't anymore.

A Day That is Dessert said...

You know my mother in law is a reading 'expert' (has written books about it and is a college professor of teachers); apparently research indicates the recommendation is to read to kids until high school. Good going!

Julia said...

Vi läser också varje kväll. Mysigt är det. Och viktigt. Ibland kan jag längta hela dagen efter att få krypa ner hos gosiga barn och läsa och somna. Ni har det så sablar fint Elisabeth! Hoppas din dag blir lika fin. Kram

louise said...

I can understand him wanting you to read it's such a treat to listen to somebody reading to you. Oh and I love that wallpaper.

mrs boo radley said...

What a cozy bedroom. I love that he wants you to read to him!

emma said...

vad fint! - fast det är ju dumt det där när man lär sej själv juh! haha. då KAN man själv och då tar ju det där myset slut med mammaellerpappa... ack! fint att ni håller kvar lite ändå. man kan ju läsa högt för varann vuxen/vuxen också. :) bara för mysfaktorns skull.

moetjatja ontwerpfabriek said...

sssh but my mum readed to me till i was 12 years old! I loved it, and I think it is a good way to show him reading a book is fun!

Marta Mourão said...

I looove your son´s bedroom wallpaper!

Kylie said...

That Cath Kidston wallpaper is fabulous! It is lovely he still wants to read with you... I guess he should be practising more himself, but really, whichever way you give him a love of books is fine! Giving him the love of reading is a wonderful gift, how ever you do it ;) Love your crochet. K

the daily smudge said...

just found your blog and loving all the photography... it looks so peaceful and homely! Have added you to my frequent reads... thankyou!

Sophie Chalumeau said...

I understand what you're saying but reading together seems also to be a great way to keep his interest in reading alive, don't you think?
.. and you can also read him more advanced books that way I guess. Enjoy!

hadas said...

My son, Daniel, is Otto's age and acts in the same way. I do love reading to him but dread that this insistence of him implies that he won't be a "reader" (he won't read independently, when an adult). Both myself and my husband are avid readers and has been such since childhood. We find it strange that he doesn't share our enthusiasm. "I don't want to read by myself", he says. "It's boring". "But you do like books" we remind him: "You love it when we read to you". But, to no avail. Hopefully it will come with time. I didn't know there were reading "experts". I wonder what one would say. Is there hope? :)

Fine Little Day said...
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Fine Little Day said...

Sophie, you´re right reading together seems also should keep his reading interest alive. And I´m sure that he´s going to enjoy reading to him self further on more than today, when he has better reading abilitys. That´s the main trouble for him I think, that it´s not so easy. He´s impatient and not always ready to work on the reading part. But as said, it will probably come.

hadas, we are reading Narnia for the moment and he really enjoys it. So when being encouraging to read to him self he says (quite understandable) the same as your boy, "It's boring".

martha said...
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et les autres said...

i love the name otto! my favourite one for boys!
my mother used to tell me bedtimestories until i was 11. at the end we switched roles, and i read the books for her, while she was listening.

woderful time

Maribeth said...

Hello rodeo wallpaper!

My kids (9 and 6 years old) love to be read to. I also have to encourage my older one to read more independently. At the same time, it is fun to read together, and I think that time will pass so quickly and they will be all grown up and independent soon enough.

Cheers.

when skies are grey said...

I read to Enzo every night and usually love doing so, but every once in a while I'd like to just say goodnight, love you and be done with it :)
It looks like Otto has made his own calendar, I love it!

naa said...

I remember I enjoyed my mother's reading so much when I was a kid...
I love the cloud pillow! :)

seesaw designs said...

his hair is awesome. and how sweet that you read together..

mieke willems said...

this looks beautiful! and yes, great combination!

marie-louise said...

Ah, vilken lycklig tapet! (och gullig pojke)

Débora Figueiredo said...

Wonderful photo :)
Try BD with him, it's "easy" to read because the text his short with lot of illustration, but it will created the habit of reading.
happy friday !

Letter Paper Flower said...

Love the wallpaper! It's so much fun and adds a lot of energy to the room :)

penelope said...

cowboy wallpaper and trophies.....ahhhh...perfection for a young boy!

Anonymous in Wonderland said...

Oh, I might like to crawl into a lovely little bed now. Oh look at that, it's bed time. I suppose I'll read a bedtime story--I've been inspired.

Daisy said...

Kul att du bloggat för Design Sponge den här veckan! och äntligen gick det upp för mig att det där vansinnigt fina hemmet som de har lagt upp bilder från, är ditt.

Vanilla Press said...

Love that boys room

Jas

lili scratchy said...

if you go to Paris,I hope to see you!!!
I met Beatrice Alemagna yersteday night, she bought me a ceramic,
and tell me that we have a friend together:Elisabeth Dunker!Yes!!

Lori said...

i still read to my 9yo (turning 10 on sunday :) -- and my 12yo!! :^)

kari said...

http://www.pantuniestal.com/?lan=english
from Lodz in Poland. maybe you will like it

idontknowaboutyoubut said...

I love the wallpaper.

Fine Little Day said...

kari, thanks for the tip!